Heavy rain brings flooding to McPherson

Flooding in McPherson, Kan. on June 18, 2016. (Courtesy McPherson Police Dept.)

MCPHERSON, Kan. (KSNW) – Heavy rain is causing street flooding in McPherson.

The McPherson Police Department reports on its Facebook page some flooding in the area of S. Hickory where some vehicles have stalled out due to water covering the streets.

Northwest of Wichita’s Eisenhower, a total of 1.3 inches of rain fell in about an hour Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Sedgwick, Butler, Reno, Cowley, Harvey, Sumner, Kingman and Harper counties until 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

Shortly before 5 p.m., National Weather Service doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with locally heavy rainfall over Clearwater moving northwest at 15 mph.

There was water over some streets in Wichita that often see high water after heavy rains.

There were no reports of anyone injured in the flooding.


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